Eskom

Eskom is sharing its Transmission Development Plan (TDP) for 2019 to 2028 with the different stakeholders at a public forum that is currently underway in Midrand, north of Johannesburg.

This is part of transmission licence rules issued by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa), which requires Eskom to publish a transmission development plan annually. Read more: Public consultation on Eskom applications initiated

This forum forms part of a consultative process where industry, various business sectors, local government and other infrastructure development partners get to influence the long-term development plan of the transmission system.

Willy Majola acting group executive for transmission said: “Significant progress has been made since the last forum in 2017, such as the establishment of transmission network to enable the successful connection of additional generation from Medupi and Kusile to the national grid. Furthermore, approximately 717km of lines and 2,500MVA of transformation capacity were successfully commissioned earlier this year.”

“The plan has a few adjustments that include the rephasing of capital investment in transmission projects to align with the project execution timelines associated with servitude acquisitions and current available funding. Eskom plans to increase its transmission infrastructure by approximately 6,500km of high-voltage lines and 46,000MVA of transformation capacity in the next 10 years. This forms part of our commitment to capital investment in infrastructure,” said Majola.